Tongue is the mirror of the body. Many conditions and diseases including developmental, traumatic, inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic lesion may affect the tongue. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of lesion on the tongue include hairy tongue, crenated tongue, and coated tongue of patients in Dental Hospital Airlangga University on period between September 2017 and Desember 2019. This study was a descriptive study was carried out by retrospectively examining a total of 2153 medical and clinical examination record files of patients, attending Dental Hospital Airlangga University for multidisciplinary dental treatments. The record file included a civil status,chiefcomplaint,medical history, and extraoral and intraoral clinical examination during the period between September 2017 and December 2019. The sample consisted of 1122 patients (52%) with coated tongue, 991 patients (46%) with crenated tongue and 40 patients (2%) with hairy tongue. The prevalence of coated tongue is higher than crenated tongue and hairy tongue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3035-3037
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemical and Cellular Archives
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Age
  • Coated tongue
  • Crenated tongue
  • Hairy tongue
  • Non-communicable disease


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